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The UPI vs Wallets war: Who is the winner?

Choose the best payments platform for your business

Recent research suggests that between 2021-22 & 2024-25, UPI will dominate payments space with 59% payment transactions. Interestingly, UPI clocked a whopping 1.31 billion transactions in December 2019. Further, UPI has been dethroning popular payments medium like Wallets, Digital Cards, etc. In other words, UPI vs Wallets debate is a reality.

From the non-requirement of an intermediary to safe and secure transactions, UPI differs from wallets on a number of aspects.

UPI vs Wallets

In the course of this blog, let us learn the crucial differences between UPI and Wallets.

UPI vs Wallets Difference 1: Intermediary involvement/ Money Source

In the case of wallets, money is transferred from the sender’s wallet to the receiver’s wallet. The user has to load money from their respective bank account to the wallet before making a payment. Hence, the wallet acts as the intermediary in the money transfer between individuals. It involves a complex transaction process.

On the other hand, UPI involves direct bank to bank money transfer. There is no involvement of an intermediary, thereby reducing the complex wallet loading step. Hence, you can make the funds transfer with a single step.

UPI vs Wallets Difference 2: Account Identity

In the case of the wallet, the mobile number is the account identification entity. Before you make a transaction, the identity of the sender and the receiver is verified by the wallet application.

Contrarily, in the case of UPI, the VPA (Virtual Payment Address) acts as the payment identifier. It takes the form of:

ex: ******@ (application customised name) -> [email protected]

UPI vs Wallets Difference 3: Interoperability

In the case of wallets, the sender and the receiver have to be registered with the same wallet app to make a transaction. For example, if the sender uses a Paytm wallet, the receiver should have the Paytm wallet to receive the money.

In comparison, the UPI transaction takes place between any two bank accounts, irrespective of the UPI application used to make the transaction. For example, using Google Pay, a sender can transfer money to a receiver who has Phonepe installed on his phone ( using his Phonepe VPA ).

UPI vs Wallets Difference 4: Transaction Limit

Wallets come with a low transaction limit. For example, for non-KYC customers, the transaction limit is 10k/month. And for KYC customers, the transaction limit is 20k/month.

On the other hand, for UPI transactions, there is a limit of 1 lakh transactions/day. However, the upper limit varies from bank to bank, i.e, from 10k to 1 lakh.

UPI vs Wallets Difference 5: Safety

UPI provides a platform for a safe and secure transaction. In other words, every UPI transaction happens with a 4 or 6 digit M-PIN (mobile pin). The MPIN is set up during the initial registration on the UPI App.

Comparatively, there is a chance of security compromise in the case of wallets due to the indirect involvement of the bank. It is basically a wallet to wallet money transfer.

Summary:

Top 5 differences between UPI and Wallets

  1. UPI comes with the direct bank to bank transfer while wallet transactions involve payments from one wallet to another with the indirect involvement of the bank.
  2. The wallet makes use of the mobile number for account identity while UPI makes use of the VPA.
  3. The UPI transfer happens between 2 bank accounts irrespective of the type of UPI app use whereas wallet transfer requires the installation of the same wallet app for money transfer.
  4. UPI transaction limit is 1 lakh per transaction while the wallet transaction is limited to 10k/month for non-KYC customers.
  5. UPI transaction requires an MPIN while wallet transaction may or may not involve an OTP.

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If you love UPI, you must love these 4 institutions more

Know these institutions to learn more about UPI

Introduced in the year 2016, UPI has positively altered the payments ecosystem in the country by bringing in a wave of digitization. UPI simplifies transactions by making use of the VPA (virtual payment address). It avoids the complex credential entry while making card transactions. Secondly, with the launch of UPI 2.0, features like QR & Signed Intent and Invoice in the inbox has scaled up the UPI security. Behind the success of UPI lies the efforts of numerous UPI institutions like NPCI, RBI (Central Bank), other banks, etc who manage the seamless functioning of the UPI system.

UPI institution

In the course of the blog, let us learn more about the UPI institutions that ensure a safe and secure transfer of your money.

UPI Institution 1: NPCI (National Payments Corporation of India)

National Payments Corporation of India is an organization dealing with retail payments and settlements in India. It is an initiative of the RBI and the Indian Banks’ Association, set up in 2008. The  State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Canara Bank, Bank of Baroda, Union Bank of India, Bank of India, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, and Citibank are the ten core promoter banks of NPCI.

The core payment products offered by NPCI are:

  • Rupay
  • Bhim
  • UPI
  • NACH
  • Immediate Payment Service
  • AEPS
  • Bharat Bill Payment System
  • BharatQR

UPI is one of the flagship product developed by NPCI. Introduced in 2016, UPI is a safe and secure medium for payment transfers. With UPI 2.0, new security features like Invoice in the inbox and Signed Intent & QR has enhanced the outreach of UPI.

UPI Institution 2: RBI

RBI is the apex bank of India supervising all the public, private, rural and cooperative banks in India. In other words, RBI sets the monetary policy in India in commensuration with the fiscal policy. 

Established under the RBI Act, 1964, RBI has its headquarters at Mumbai. The regional centers spread across the four zones are North in New Delhi, West in Mumbai, South in Chennai and East in Kolkata.

The Central Board of Directors is the major decision making of the RBI. The Board is headed by a Governor and not more than four Deputy Governors.

UPI Institution 3: UIDAI

The Unique Identification Authority of India is a statutory body responsible for the implementation of the Aadhaar based payments system in the country. It was established under the provisions of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016.

UIDAI issues the Adhaar number to all the residents of the country. Aadhaar number is a 12 digit unique identification number for the Indian residents.

Aadhaar is a multi-purpose card used as an ID card to avail voter’s Id, mobile connection, driving license, etc.

UPI Institution 4: UPI App Service Provider

There are many service providers who have enabled UPI on their app. For example, some of the famous service providers are GooglePay, Phonepe, Paytm, etc. Each service provider offers unique and customized UI features to use UPI services.

On the whole, the successful UPI transaction depends on the successful collaboration and interoperability between all the above-mentioned organizations. 

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How to setup UPI with these simple three steps

Take your payment experience to the next level with UPI

Unified Payments Interface or UPI was launched in the year 2016 to anchor the digital payments in the country. Launched by NPCI (National Payments Corporation of India) post the demonetization, UPI is a real-time payment settlement system facilitating interbank transactions. The UPI setup process comes with simple steps of linking one’s bank account to the generation of the M-PIN number.

The popularity of UPI continues to grow, which can be gauged from the fact that UPI has crossed the 900 million mark in August, led by an increase in merchant adoption of the payment channel and improved smartphone penetration in certain states.

In the course of this blog, let us learn the simple, step by step process of UPI setup.

1. Step One: Download the UPI App

Each bank provides its own UPI App to facilitate UPI payment via its banking platform. Over 30 banks catering to different UPI Apps are available on Google Play Store. One can search for the preferred bank UPI App using the format “Bank Name UPI”.

In case, you are not able to find a specific bank app, you can still use non-bank UPI Apps like:

  • PhonePe
  • MobiKwik
  • Google Tez
  • Paytm
  • Bhim App
  • Axis Pay
  • SBI Pay
  • Uber
  • Airtel Payments Bank

2. Step Two: Register on the UPI App

Once you have downloaded an appropriate UPI app on your mobile, it is time to register to get started with your registration.

  • Select your preferred language from the list of languages that pop up on the language list. Currently, 13 languages are supported by the UPI App.
  • Verify your mobile number by selecting the SIM number which you want to verify. For example, SIM 1 and SIM 2 pops up if you have 2 mobile numbers. Select the appropriate number to link to your UPI account. Make sure that the number is linked to your preferred bank account. Once, the number is entered, 
  • Enter your personal details like Mobile Number, Name
  • Enter your bank account details like Bank Name, IFSC Code, Account number, type of account, etc to link your bank account to UPI.
  • Set UPI PIN by entering your debit card details and entering the expiry date of the debit card. After this, you will receive an OTP from the bank. Upon entering the OTP, you will be prompted to set a 4 digit or 6 digit M-PIN number.

3. Step Three: Start Transactions

  • Send Money: Click on the send or the start payment option to initiate the payment. The names of your contact list who are on UPI show up in the contacts tab. Else, you can initiate the payment by entering the mobile number or the virtual payment address of the payee. Once, you enter the amount, click the send tab. The app will prompt you to enter the MPIN. Upon entering the MPIN, the amount transfer occurs. Confirm the transfer by means of the confirmation message received from your bank.
  • Receive Money: To receive the amount, click on the receive option on the UPI app. Then, enter the mobile number or the virtual payment address of the payer. Upon doing so, the payer gets a notification with the amount to be paid and the associated remarks. It is the discretion of the payer to accept or reject the amount.
  • Transact using the QR Code: All UPI Apps come with an inbuilt QR code scanner. You can either scan the merchant QR code or transfer it to their mobile numbers. The merchant QR code is usually pasted on their bill counters. Not just merchants, even personal account transfer can be conveniently done with the QR code. To do so, you need to select the option collect/pay and click on QR code.
  • Miscellaneous: In addition to the above transfers, there are some additional benefits of UPI transfer. For example, while transferring or collecting payments, you can mark them as your favorite. This eases the scope of future transactions. Further, one can see all the transaction history done on UPI App just like one has on one’s passbook. 

On the whole, UPI has brought in a digital payment revolution in India. It has been one of the positive offset of demonetization in India. With faster and more secure payment transfers, it is a matter of time before it takes an esteemed place in every person’s pocket.

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SabPaisa Awards and Mentions

Our good work continues to be recognized

DECEMBER – QUARTER 2

INDIAN ACHIEVERS’ AWARD BY INDIAN ACHIEVERS’ FORUM

Our beloved CEO, Kumar Manish has been conferred with the “INDIAN ACHIEVERS’ AWARD” for Business Excellence by the INDIAN ACHIEVERS’ FORUM.

His vision and farsightedness have been the pillar of strength of our organization. We wish him best wishes for all his future endeavors. May his valuable contribution to the economy continue to touch lives in the days to come.

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Everything you ever wanted to know about Rupay card

Rupay continues its winning run in the economy

Have you ever made an online payment? Have you ever felt the pinch of high transaction charges? If so, you are not alone. For example, international payment gateways like Visa and MasterCard charge high transaction fees. Further, in the case of Visa and MasterCard, banks pay a certain charge on joining the foreign payment gateway network. On the other hand, Rupay Card brings about a simplified payment transaction system in India.

 Launched in the year 2012 by the National Payments Corporation of India Ltd(NPCI), Rupay has revolutionized the payment ecosystem in the country with low transaction costs, nil joining fees, etc.

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Everything you wanted to know about Rupay

In this blog, you will get answers to all your questions on the Rupay Card.

1. What is Rupay Card?

Rupay Card is an Indian variant of the card payment scheme as compared to international players like Visa and Mastercard. Introduced by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) in the year 2012, Rupay is used for primarily domestic payments.

2. Features of Rupay

  • Inbuilt insurance coverage
  • Direct link with government schemes like Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana
  • Regular cashback and merchant service benefits like fuel discounts
  • Free access to airport lounges

3. How to apply for a Rupay Card?

To avail a Rupay card, one needs to submit one’s id proof cum address proof along with two passport size photographs. All the public, private, regional cum cooperative banks issue Rupay cards in India. A form fill up at one’s branch along with the KYC requirements is the prerequisite for a Rupay card.

4. What are the transaction costs in Rupay?

As compared to international counterparts, Rupay comes with low transaction charges. For example, for a bank transaction of Rs. 2000, if Rupay charges Rs. 2.50, international payment systems charge Rs. 3.50.

5. Difference between Rupay Cards and international cards?

  • Transaction cost: As compared to international cards, Rupay comes with low operational costs.
  • Joining fees: There is a quarterly fee to be paid for joining the international card network as compared to nil in the case of  Rupay.
  • Security: Rupay is comparatively safer due to the limitation of its operation to India
  • Bank Network: Unlike Rupay, the international card network does not include small banks like rural and cooperative banks within its network.
  • International acceptance: Rupay is only acceptable within India as compared to Visa and Mastercard which is accepted internationally.

6. What are the Security features of Rupay?

While using  Rupay for a transaction, authentication happens with the entry of an OTP sent to the registered mobile number. Further, there is 256-bit encryption rendering Rupay difficult to hack.

7. Benefits of Rupay

  • Accidental insurance coverage
  • Low cost, easily accessible by people
  • Direct link with government schemes to avail added benefits
  • Faster bank transactions
  • Increases the popularity of digital payments in the Indian economy.

8. What are the variants of Rupay Cards?

On a higher level, Rupay can be classified as Credit, Debit and Pre-paid cards.

Based on the transaction limits, Rupay Credit card can be further classified as:

(a)Rupay Classic Credit Card: With an accidental insurance coverage up to Rs. 1 lakh

(b)Rupay Platinum Credit Card: With an accidental insurance coverage up to Rs. 2 lakh

(c)Rupay Select Credit Card: With an accidental insurance coverage up to Rs. 5 lakh

On the whole, Rupay continues its winning run in the Indian economy. Interestingly, post-2016 demonetization, the demand for digital payments and Rupay is increasing on a commensurate basis.

 

 

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SEVEN BEST TOOLS FOR DIGITAL MARKETING

Tools to unleash the creativity in you

The gleaming sunshine, the twinkling stars, and the misty raindrops have intrigued human beings from time immemorial. How about taking the experience to the next level? How about immortalizing them in your creations? If you are into digital marketing, nature is the best place to look for inspiration. Further, how do you apply the inspirational idea to boost your business? Here comes the importance of marketing tools. The amazing tools available in the market gives wings to your ideas and makes it come alive.

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Seven digital marketing tools to boost your business

In the course of this blog, I will take you through a journey of the most sought after digital marketing tools.

1. CANVA FOR DIGITAL MARKETING

Canva is an evergreen companion of any digital marketer. It comes with an amazing collection of templates catering to different social media platforms. Be it Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, Canva provides the option to create customized posts with the appropriate dimensions. One can choose from a wide range of options such as business cards, flyers, posters, animated video, etc.

Canva for Digital Marketing
Digital marketing with Canva tool

Are you a company which recognizes employees’ efforts via certificates, Canva is your place to be. There is an ample range of certificate template to choose from. Or, if you are unemployed and looking for a job, choose from a range of resume templates.

2.  INVIDEO

How about automatic conversion of your blogs to videos? Invideo performs this functionality to perfection. In addition, there is an option to build a video from bare scratch. This brings in the flexibility of using the tools to give vent to our innovative spirit. Also, choose from a multitude of templates to suit the business environment and the niche clientele.

Invideo for Digital marketing

3. SNOVIO FOR DIGITAL MARKETING

Snovio is one of the sought after digital marketing tool for inbound email marketing. Being a very flexible platform, Snovio gives the option to create different email campaigns based on the customer base and business platform. Interestingly, there is a cap of 200 emails per day for smooth handling of email marketing.

Snovio for Digital Marketing
Snovio for Digital Marketing

4.  SOCIAMONIALS FOR SOCIAL MEDIA POSTING

Are you tired of posting five social media posts each day? Wished for an automated technique to achieve your goal? Here comes the role of the wonder tool Sociamonials. The scheduling of posts can be done on multiple social media platforms in a single go. You don’t have to worry about postings for months together. Moreover, one can analyze the performance of one’s posts via Sociamonials analytics tab. The graphical analytics result gives a three-sixty degrees view of your company’s posts performance.

Sociamonials for digital marketing

5.  DAREBOOST FOR DIGITAL MARKETING

How is the health of your website? Is your security at risk? Are you complying with the necessary SEO standards? The answer to these questions lies in the Dare boost tool. Dareboost analyses your website on 10 major parameters ranging from Quality, Data amount, SEO, Compliance, Accessibility, etc. For a healthy website, a Dareboost analysis once in 15 days is a must. With one email ID, you can have 5 free searches per month.

Dareboost for digital marketing

6.      FIVERR

Ever faced the issue of tracking down your potential clients? It is taxing to get together the precise contact details. At this juncture, Fiverr comes to your rescue. You will encounter diverse service providers of client information. The rate of services starts at a nominal rate of 5 dollars. If you are a startup, aspiring to expand your client base, Fiverr is the ideal tool for you.

7.  WEBTEXTTOOL FOR DIGITAL MARKETING

Blogging is an exemplary way to expand your base in the market domain. Further, blogging is the simplest way to promote your products and build a brand image. Nevertheless, putting across the right message in the right format plays a crucial role. The appropriate language, formatting, grammar, and word usage is pivotal for the success of any blog. Webtextool tool provides a minute and detailed analysis of your blog. The interesting fact about webtexttool is that it is used to draft interview content. Herein, the gender biasedness in the blog is suitably filtered out.

Webtexttool for digital marketing

 

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Digital payment trends of 2019

Digital payment modes to simplify our lives

Have you faced the challenge of making cash payments at the grocery store? Have you fumbled up due to the lack of cash? Not anymore, with the digital payment system in the offing. Significantly, the digital payment system is the buzzword in the contemporary payment market.

By definition, digital payment systems connote the electronic transfer of money, as opposed to the physical cash payment. This is through different modes like; payment via an app, net­banking, contactless cards, etc. Going
ahead, digital payment is the need of the hour in consonance with a lot of benefits. Of these, multiple payment options, payment tracking, safety, and security take priority.

Digital payment modes
Learn about the digital payment modes which simplified transactions.

In this blog, I will walk you through the sought after payment modes of 2019.

1. Digital payment using E­ Wallets

E­wallets connote virtual wallets used to make payments with the help of a mobile or a computer device. This isakin to holding the personal, physical wallet under one head. Herein, the account details of a user linked to the
wallet to bring in ease of mapping of a user’s personal information. It comes with security features like passwordauthentication, KYC check, etc.

Advantages of E­wallets

  • E­wallets do not require you to key in precise details like CVV, the expiry date of the card, mobile number,etc. With these added security features, payment fraud reduced.
  • The user interface of E­wallets is easy to navigate. You won’t experience the hassle of keying in personal details for payment.
  • In other words, the preloaded data facilitate easy payments. As a result, payment processing takes place in a quick and hassle­free manner.
  • Data secrecy happens through the wallet to a wallet or the bank to bank transactions. Hence, this complies with the data security clause of government organizations.
  • On a different plane, e­wallets come with financial incentives and offers. Going ahead, this provides a good return on investments on payment processing.

Disadvantages of E­wallets

  • While e­wallet is changing the face of payments, it is not affordable due to the lack of internet and mobile connectivity.
  • Besides, e­wallet set up requires costly investments in the form of software and hardware.

2. Digital payment using Contactless card payments

This digital payment mode makes use of near field communication (NFC) or Radio Frequency (RFID) technology to facilitate card cum mobile payments. It includes credit/debit cards, smart cards, etc.

On the one hand, Radiofrequency technology involves the use of electronic fields to store data in the form of tags. The tags scanned during a transaction results in payments. Similarly, Near field communication technique makes use of magnetic fields to bring in an end to end transaction connectivity. Some of the key contactless payment providers include Wirecard, SecureKey Technologies, Tyfone, Dynamics, etc.

Advantages of Contactless card payments

  • It brings in fast payment transaction and settlement. Also, NFC avoids the waiting time associated with contact card payments.
  • Due to the inbuilt data encryption, there is an added level of security.
  • It brings in the room for prospective innovation.

Disadvantages of Contactless card payments

  • The cards are propense malware attacks. So, this brings in a security risk.
  • Being an advanced payment mode, the payment option is costly which everyone cannot afford.
  • Since it is an advanced technology, very few merchants use this technology.

3. Digital payment using Payment Cards

This digital payment mode deals with electronic money transfers via cards like debit, credit, smart, etc. Besides,the cards are electronically linked to a customer’s bank accounts. The card authentication takes place with the help
of PIN, CVV, etc. Also, these cards are used at ATMs, POS machines and online payment platforms. The subsequent usage charges are very low.

The technologies associated with the cards are magnetic strip technology, embossing, and smart card technology. In a magnetic strip card, card data stored in the magnetic strip is read by swiping it. In a smart card, hologram and ICs bring about counterfeit prevention.

Advantages of Payment cards

  • Easy and convenient transactions by avoiding physical cash. Herein, transactions take place conveniently by using the inbuilt data present in the cards.
  • Payment cards have inbuilt payment tracking. With the credit history tracked, it keeps a check on taxation issues.
  • Besides, the cards come with offers as incentives for online payments. Hence, this creates a favorable payment environment in the long run.

Disadvantages of Payment cards

  • Payment cards create a culture of debt accumulation. For example, with credit card purchases the repayment happens with the added interest rate.
  • Also, the increasing debit/credit card frauds compromise with the precious personal data of users.

In a nutshell, choose the payment platform which best suits your business requirements. While E­wallets are common amongst small e­commerce players, a contactless card is the upcoming payment trend. Besides,
debit/credit cards support a variety of customer base. Hence, digital payment modes are fast changing the face of payments across the world.

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